ADEC installed four chlorinators Tablets in the communities of Barrial, San Antonio Norte Centro, Mata Palo and Ringlera, water boards were trained to use the chlorinator and how to monitor the amount of chlorine in the water recommended for human consumption.
Communities in Honduras often are without safe drinking water only for lack of direction and a bit of funding. This was the case with El Carrizal 2, a community in north Opatoro, La Paz that has 20 houses, a school, and a population of approximately 150 people. Elías, the ADEC Circuit Rider for that area, was concerned that when their monitoring was not finding chlorine water, so he met with the community leaders. The leaders explained that they had a water storage tank of 20,000 gallons, but they could not chlorinate the water because it was only for an irrigation system, plus the tank was very large. They thus had no choice but to take the water to their homes un-chlorinated. Elías thus proposed to build a separate tank which would be smaller, inexpensive, and then the water could be chlorinated. After several meetings with the mayor of Opatoro, the community, and ADEC, all parties agreed to provide the money to build a tank with a capacity of 1,300 gallons. ADEC then installed a tablet chlorinator. This community is a great example of how the monitoring and organizational skills of ADEC provide a vital link between communities and knowledge about water. With minimal time and funds, in only a month and a half, this community was able to chlorinate their drinking water and ensure the health of its inhabitants. Installation of chlorinator and monitoring of chlorine in water